Beach Grove siblings Theoren, 10, and Harlo Dolejsi, 8, are in the final push to hit their $5,000 charity fundraising goal for Autism Support Dogs.
The youngsters have one more coffee/bake sale event this weekend (Jan. 12 and 13) at Dugald Morrison Park in Ladner, which coincides with a food drive put on by South Delta United Soccer Club. Coffee has been donated by Bayside Village Starbucks and hot chocolate has been donated by the Tsawwassen Save-On- Foods, while treats and baked goods have donated by local families will also be for sale.
The fundraising sale goes from 9 to 11 a.m. with all proceeds going to Autism Support Dogs, a division of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, which provides professionally trained dogs to children with autism at no cost. A gofundme page has also been set up.
This is the third year the two siblings (with the help of their cousin Violet) have been raising money for the charity. Through bake sales, lemonade stands, vegetable stands, flower stands, they were able to raise $1,800 the first year. The second year they doubled that. They’ll be giving a speech and presenting a cheque to Autism Support Dogs at the annual Kitz4kids fundraiser event at River Rock on Jan. 19.